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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Jul 25, 2010 1:22am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: On the subject of things Prelinger's successors could preserve....

....on monday I am buying some Super 8mm film from a local company....not sure which brand. I plan to make a really topical home movie, though it's an obsolete format. There'll be footage of today's cars, food packaging (for comparison, just a few minutes ago I took some footage of food packaging with my digital camera), my Wii, and other popular, current things (I might even take some off-air footage of a popular, current show for which is the masters are often erased after broadcast....not sure which show I should chose....I live in Australia....I sometimes make proper recordings of shows presumably erased using my VCR, which I plan to replace with a DVD-R player). The only non-topical thing in the home movie will be my cuddly pet cats.

Then again, Prelinger's successors might not need to preserve it at all.....I hope to become a lyricist, and if I end up famous, start my own film archive and upload stuff here.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jul 25, 2010 12:22pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: On the subject of things Prelinger's successors could preserve....

I bet whatever you shoot would look pretty retro with super-8.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jul 25, 2010 12:49pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: On the subject of things Prelinger's successors could preserve....

I second that!

There's a very low-budget feature film made a few years ago called "Frankensteins Bloody Nightmare" that was shot on Super 8 Kodachrome (just before Kodak killed off Kodachrome), and it looks pretty cool and retro. It has some of the look of a 1960s or 70s grindhouse horror film. Not a great film, but worth checking out. I think the trailer is available online or on YouTube. New copies of the film on DVD are available from Amazon Marketplace sellers for a few bucks. I found the film somewhat inspiring, it reminded me of the old days of making Super 8 films.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jul 25, 2010 3:10pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: On the subject of things Prelinger's successors could preserve....

I think I have that one on my Netflix list. I'll be checking it out soon. BTW, have you seen "The Dead Next Door"? Same story.

This post was modified by guyzilla on 2010-07-25 22:08:39

This post was modified by guyzilla on 2010-07-25 22:10:07

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Poster: cosmico Date: Jul 25, 2010 3:52pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: On the subject of things Prelinger's successors could preserve....

I've heard of that one but haven't seen it.

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